Naturalis dashboard

This dashboard is a window to the entire Naturalis collection. The complete collection has been digitized in some form, and the process to add the meta-data of all specimens at object level is ongoing.

The part of the collection that already has been digitized at object level was added to the Netherlands Biodiversity API and is accessible through the BioPortal. The API and BioPortal also give access to taxon information from the Catalogue of Life and the Dutch Species Register.

In order to present a more complete view on this dashboard, additional data sources have been used to present some totals for the entire collection.

Please note the distinction between the use on this page of the word 'specimen', which refers to individual specimen objects, and the term 'specimen record', which refers to a specimen record registered in the NBA.


Collection categories by specimen count
Entomology 14.582.773
Paleontology 9.072.043
Mollusca 8.052.620
Higher plants 4.869.134
Evertebrates 1.617.424
2D materials 625.500
Mineralogy and petrology 546.110
Lower plants 545.138
Birds 376.840
Fish 125.086
Reptiles and amphibians 59.527
Mammals 49.685
Specimen records per Dutch province
Gelderland 107.593 (19.28%)
Noord-Holland 88.247 (15.82%)
Zuid-Holland 80.970 (14.51%)
Limburg 74.055 (13.27%)
Noord-Brabant 49.808 (8.93%)
Zeeland 37.112 (6.65%)
Overijssel 29.264 (5.24%)
Utrecht 27.493 (4.93%)
Drenthe 22.188 (3.98%)
Friesland 21.765 (3.9%)
Groningen 6.881 (1.23%)
Flevoland 3.879 (0.7%)
Number of registered specimen records per Dutch province.
Registered specimen records per country (without The Netherlands)
Country top 10
Indonesia 925.792
Malaysia 221.737
France 204.694
Germany 154.537
Spain 150.755
Papua New Guinea 150.121
United States Of America 148.832
Australia 133.298
Brazil 125.672
Philippines 109.465
Type status records per collection
Botany (85.528 total)
isotype 37.858
type 14.763
holotype 14.245
syntype 8.500
lectotype 2.914
 
Hymenoptera (12.572 total)
syntype 10.485
paratype 1.224
holotype 329
type 287
paralectotype 194
 
Chelicerata and Myriapoda (12.185 total)
paratype 10.822
holotype 898
type 364
allotype 120
lectotype 36
 
Mollusca (12.153 total)
paratype 7.568
holotype 2.174
syntype 1.759
paralectotype 482
lectotype 179
 
Crustacea (7.727 total)
paratype 3.645
holotype 1.760
syntype 1.206
type 377
allotype 309
 
Paleontology Invertebrates (5.857 total)
syntype 3.496
paralectotype 1.913
paratype 1.243
holotype 1.031
type 74
 
The 6 top-most sub-collections in terms of the total number of specimens with a type status,
plus the 5 most frequently occurring type statuses in that sub-collection.
Top 15 collectors
BK Boom
50.971 registered specimen records in 1 collection
Jongmans
40.808 registered specimen records in 5 collections
JF Maxwell
37.464 registered specimen records in 1 collection
SH Koorders
33.833 registered specimen records in 1 collection
Wilde, WJJO de; Wilde-Duyfjes, BEE de
25.803 registered specimen records in 1 collection
AJM Leeuwenberg
25.204 registered specimen records in 1 collection
JL van Soest
25.186 registered specimen records in 1 collection
AJGH Kostermans
24.547 registered specimen records in 1 collection
Ellis
24.257 registered specimen records in 7 collections
M. & R. Daams Freudenthal
23.246 registered specimen records in 1 collection
EVERTS
22.531 registered specimen records in 1 collection
FJ Breteler
21.577 registered specimen records in 1 collection
M. Freudenthal
18.488 registered specimen records in 4 collections
JJ Bos
17.026 registered specimen records in 1 collection
A.W. Janssen
16.464 registered specimen records in 7 collections
Top 15 collectors having the most specimen records registered to their name, plus the collections they've contributed to.